J.D. McKissic
J.D. McKissic
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
Washington Football Team
2020 Fantasy Outlook
McKissic has bounced around the league as a passing-down specialist out of the backfield, most recently landing in Washington as a potential replacement for Chris Thompson (Jaguars). It initially seemed McKissic was a safe bet for that role, but he now appears to be on the roster bubble after Washington used a third-round pick on Memphis product Antonio Gibson. The rookie played both wide receiver and running back during his college career, but coach Ron Rivera said he wants to see Gibson at the latter position first. That's bad news for McKissic, who has 88 carries and 91 targets in 45 NFL appearances. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $3.25 million contract with the Redskins in March of 2020.
Still ticketed for same role
RBWashington Football Team
August 10, 2020
McKissic's projected role hasn't changed after the Washington Football team released Derrius Guice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
A pure passing-down specialist, McKissic has 91 targets and 88 carries in 35 career NFL appearances, though he did manage 5.4 YPC on his 38 totes for Detroit last year. A $1 million guarantee on his two-year contract suggests the 27-year-old should have a spot on the regular-season roster, but his role has come into question ever since Washington used a third-round pick on runner/receiver hybrid Antonio Gibson. The rookie could steal passing downs from McKissic at some point this year.
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How do J.D. McKissic's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
15.8%
 
Positive Run %
84.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
57.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.1
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
4.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
27.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
7.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
81.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.1
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring J.D. McKissic
ADP Analysis: Peterson Looking Good, Gibson Flying Too High
Yesterday
Jerry Donabedian is skeptical of the extent of Antonio Gibson's ADP rise, worrying that Adrian Peterson and J.D. McKissic will handle most of the backfield snaps in Washington this year.
Job Battles: August 10 Update
5 days ago
Rookie third-round pick Antonio Gibson is the most exciting Washington running back option, but it might be asking a lot for the rookie to immediately overtake Adrian Peterson.
Training Camp Notes: August 8
7 days ago
With Jarvis Landry being activated from the PUP list after recovering from hip surgery, he's looking like a draft-day value.
Training Camp Notes: August 7
8 days ago
Pittsburgh activated James Washington from the COVID list Friday, setting up the Steelers for a spirited target competition between Washington, Diontae Johnson, and Chase Claypool.
2020 Training Camp Preview: Washington Football Team
13 days ago
Can Dwayne Haskins tap into his potential as a 2019 first-round pick? Sorting out the pecking order at wide receiver behind Terry McLaurin may be the determining factor.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
McKissic made some noise in 2017 with 453 scrimmage yards and three TDs on 80 touches, but he was a non-factor a year ago following the addition of first-round pick Rashaad Penny to the backfield alongside starter Chris Carson. McKissic could get on the field more this season with the departure of Mike Davis in free agency, not to mention C.J. Prosise's next inevitable injury. The best-case scenario for McKissic is a role on passing downs, while the worst-case scenario is losing his roster spot to 2019 sixth-round pick Travis Homer.
After barely playing as a rookie in 2016, McKissic made his way onto the game-day roster in Week 4 and never looked back, finishing the year as the Seahawks' main receiving option out of the backfield. At 5-10, 195, the converted college wideout lacks the size to be an every-down running back in the NFL, but he's a mismatch against linebackers given his sharp routes and elusiveness, and he showed he can contribute on the ground when he took his first carry of the season 30 yards for a score. McKissic was trying to beat out C.J. Prosise for a role on passing downs, but a Jones fracture suffered in late August ended McKissic's bid.
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Lands in Washington
RBWashington Football Team
March 18, 2020
McKissic agreed Wednesday with the Redskins on a two-year contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Becomes free agent
RBFree Agent
March 18, 2020
McKissic became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday after the Lions opted not to extend him a contract tender, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
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Small role in season finale
RBDetroit Lions
December 30, 2019
McKissic didn't have a rushing attempt and caught one of two targets for four yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to Green Bay.
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No touches against Broncos
RBDetroit Lions
December 23, 2019
McKissic did not record a carry or reception during Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Broncos.
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Ready for Week 16
RBDetroit Lions
December 18, 2019
McKissic (stinger) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.
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